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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 2, 2011 9:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

I have to agree with the majority about "Rollover". It is not the best example of the talent of SCI. For what I consider to be a much better representation you might try a little of the 7/27/07 show from the Greek(SCI was the "headliner")
http://www.archive.org/details/sci2007-07-22.sci2007-07-22.flac

and if you want to hear the real "meat and potatoes from that show...
Hot Butter Rum String Band(now known as simply Hot Butter Rum...they opened the show)...
http://www.archive.org/details/hbr2007-07-22.U873Rsc.flac16f

And then sandwiched between Rum & Cheese was Railroad Earth(they stole the show)...
http://www.archive.org/details/rre2007-07-22.AKG481-ACM-PMD671

Nershi led SCI was much better than Kang led.

And now Nershi is playing with one of the best bass players(with a couple of notable exceptions..Lesh being one) touring today, the incomparable Johnny Grubb(late of RRE).

This post was modified by user unknown on 2011-11-03 04:26:19

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 3, 2011 6:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

"Nershi led SCI was much better than Kang led."

Couldn't agree with this statement more. Kang pushed the band in a terrible direction imo - injecting trace and techo influences into their sound which I find repetitive and of little musical value other than to 'just dance.' (Just listen to Kang's side project EOTO - unlistenable - again this is imo.). By the end of their "retirement" in 2007 i was getting pretty disillusioned with them.

I think since they've come back it seems like they've backed off of this sound a bit and moved towards more of a compromise. I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised in December when I see them in Chicago.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Nov 4, 2011 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

EOTO is the side project for Cheese drummer and percussionist Michael Travis and Jason Hann. Free form electronica-percussion trance dance jam stuff.

Particularly icky for old guys like me. Barely acceptable after a dozen Sierra Nevadas.

Pangea with Chris Berry is Kang's side effort. Much better than EOTO IMO.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Nov 7, 2011 12:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: STRINGY CHEESY GOODNESS! utter dreck

I stand corrected. I guess I don't know as much about these guys as GD, lol.